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Energy suppliers slammed for failing to move customers to cheaper deals

Energy company bosses have faced a blistering rebuke by a cross-party panel of MPs criticising them for failing to offer cheaper energy deals more than once every two to three months.<p>The select committee interrogation, led by Rachel Reeves MP, lasered in on energy companies' efforts to move …

Reindeer antlers' amazing skin regeneration may someday help heal human injuries

<i>This story was originally published on Dec. 19.</i><p>The fuzzy covering on reindeer antlers could hold the key to scar-free, speedy healing for severe …

Canadian News

Revealed: Justin Trudeau's close adviser helped move huge sums offshore

It is absolutely unacceptable that there be people not paying their fair share of taxes Justin Trudeau<p>You can’t have interest-free loans between related parties Reuven Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan<p>The chief fundraiser and senior adviser to the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who played …

Canadian News

A three-mile-wide asteroid just slipped by Earth, but its next pass will really be one for the books

It’s Monday, and since you didn’t die in a fiery apocalyptic hellscape over the weekend that means that the massive space rock named 3200 Phaethon …

Asteroids

New Research Confirms 'Catastrophic' Climate Threat: Global Sea Levels Could Rise 174 Feet From Melting East Antarctic Ice Sheet

By Tim Radford<p>New research has confirmed one of the worst nightmares of climate science: the instability of the East Antarctic ice sheet.<p>This vast …

Sea Level

Now, this is presidential obstruction

What if a president used his power to interfere with a federal investigation involving foreign powers committing serious crimes in the United States …

Obama Administration

Snow? Just beet it! Calgary uses beet brine to clear icy streets

The City of Calgary is testing a new product made from beet brine to help clear streets of snow and ice this winter, saying it’s proven to be …

Roads

Solar-powered floating rig can harvest hydrogen from seawater

Hydrogen is a clean fuel source, but current methods of producing it, often by converting natural gas, can undo any environmental benefit. Producing …

Natural Gas

Interstellar visitor doesn’t appear to be an alien ship, does appear to be covered in organic gunk

With an icy heart.<p>It’s only been two months since astronomers first spotted the long, thin object hurtling through space, coming in at an angle that could only mean one thing: it wasn’t from this solar system, and it wouldn’t be coming back.<p>The weird object now has a name—‘Oumuamua—but we’re still …

Chelsea Clinton at SXSW: "Innovation isn't always new"

This afternoon's SXSW keynote was given by Chelsea Clinton on "Harnessing the Power of Tech and Data for Development."<p>Speaking to a packed …

John Hodgman: Design, explained.

The birds and the bees are just the beginning | Carin Bondar

Spice-Crusted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The sugar in the spice rub can burn if cooked too long, so watch these closely.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small carrots with tops, scrubbed, tops trimmed to ½”<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon English mustard powder<p>1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground …

Recipes

Why don't more Canadians attend South by Southwest?

"Where are all my fellow Canadians?" It's a question I asked myself as I wandered the trade show floor; as I collided with entrepreneurs from around the world, as I listened to a keynote by Edward Snowden, and attended a session comparing UX design to fly-fishing.<p>I couldn't understand why more …

Paris bans cars, makes transit free to fight air pollution

Air pollution is about as romantic as wilted flowers, chapped lips, and corked wine, so the record-setting smog that has settled over the City of …

Paul Michael's Star Trek Rings

We've previously posted Paul Michael's delightfully geeky ring designs, including those inspired by Wonder Woman, Han Solo and the Death Star. He …

The Cosmos Bed Lets You Sleep Under A Starry Sky

When you were a kid, did you ever stick those plastic glow-in-the-dark stars to your ceiling above your bed and pretend you were looking up at the constellations? Do you secretly wish you could still do that but fear it might look, well, childish? The Cosmos Bed solves this problem and it’s even …

Geordi La Forge Visor Ring

Your relationship and your warp drive are fully operational with <b>this ring</b> by Etsy seller Joel Wagner. It’s shaped like the VISOR (yes, all capital …

Spiderwebs don’t work as well in cities

Imagine you’re a spider. You get to the big city all bright-eyed, like an eight-legged Carrie Bradshaw, dazzled by the skyscrapers and the buzz of …

UC Berkeley

In New Jersey, Tesla Crashes Into The Hypocrisy of Chris Christie

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s often blunt governor, likes to talk big. He’s a new kind of Republican, he’d like you to believe, but the kind who gets things done. You know, like closing lanes on the way to the George Washington Bridge to punish a political rival… Oh, and, yes, the guy certainly has …

Want everyone else to buy into environmentalism? Never say “Earth”

For over three decades, David Fenton has played an unusual role in the environmental movement: marketing it. The company he founded, Fenton …

Rolls-Royce Announces Plans for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Within the Next Three Years

When you think of Rolls-Royce, images of large, twelve-cylinder luxury vehicles will likely come to mind. But Rolls-Royce’s image could become a bit …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs